Five Things You May Not Know About Nikon
We’ve been one of Nikon’s largest dealers in the area for many years, so needless to say, we know an awful lot about Nikon, their products, and history. Here’s 5 quick facts you may find interesting. Some of them even took us by surprise!
- The Nikon Corporation was established in 1917 from three optical manufactures, the name of the company at that time was, Nippon Kōgaku Tōkyō K.K. They manufactured optical lenses including the first lenses for Canon Cameras.
- The Nikon Corporation is the only major camera maker to still produce a 35mm film camera, the F6.
- The first Nikon Rangefinder, the Nikon 1, introduced in 1948, was a 24×32 instead of today’s industry accepted 24×34 frame size (35mm). The next camera introduced, the Nikon M, was released in 1949 with the now traditional 35mm or 24×34.
- Nikon cameras make numerous appearances in movies and on TV crime procedural series. Many companies use product placement to enhance their brand. Nikon is no different. From Apocalypse Now to CSI, you can be sure to see the brand well displayed.
- Do you know the rarest Nikkor lens? It’s the 6mm f/2.8 Fish-eye. It is 11 lbs., has a 220 degree field of view, and is 10 inches in diameter. It was shown first at photokina in 1970. Less than 200 were produced between 1969 and 1978. Because of the 220 degree field of view, you can take pictures behind you.